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UPDATE: Police investigating after woman grabs eight-year-old girl in Maidenhead

UPDATE 2.30pm: Police are no longer investigating the second incident after it was revealed the woman was known to the family.

Officers have now spoken out about the investigation.

Detective Inspector Gav Stiles, of Force CID based at Maidenhead police station, said: “Regarding the incident in St Adrian’s Close, I am asking any members of the public who believe that they witnessed it to contact 101, quoting URN 860 (3/4).

“We have identified and spoken to the woman involved in the second reported incident and we are satisfied that there was no offence and it was a case of mistaken identity. The woman contacted police herself and we are no longer investigating this occurrence.”

LPA Commander for Windsor & Maidenhead, Supt Colin Hudson, said: “Members of the local community will understandably be concerned about the recent incident reported at St Adrian’s Close.

“I would like to re-assure the public that we are investigating the circumstances thoroughly and no other similar incident has been reported.

“We are continuing to support our partners in schools, working together to help people stay safe.

“This will include officers being in the area at the start and end of the school day and at lunchtimes in the coming days.

“Anybody who believes that they have any information should contact police, or speak to one of our officers who are patrolling.”

Police are investigating two ‘suspicious incidents’ in Maidenhead where a woman approached young children.

The first incident took place yesterday between 3.30pm and 4pm in St Adrian’s Close.

An eight-year-old girl was approached by a woman who grabbed her before letting her go.

The woman then left the scene.

The second incident took place at about 3.30pm in Wessex Way.

A boy and a girl, aged 14 and seven, were approached by a woman in a car who offered them a lift.

When they refused, she tried to persuade them but then drove away after they continued to say no.

Police believe the incidents are linked.

The woman involved is described as white, aged in her 40s and with a British accent.

She is also believed to be of tall and slim build with grey hair.

In the second incident, she was driving a dark silver or grey Vauxhall Zafira.


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